In Case You Missed It

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Each Friday at Between the Times we point you to some of this week’s blogposts we think worth your time. Some are written by Southeastern faculty, alumni, or students. Some are from others outside Southeastern who have something to say. Either way, we want to keep you updated in case you missed it.

1) On Tuesday at thomrainer.com, Southeastern’s Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Missions and Evangelism, Chuck Lawless wrote about the 8 ways the enemy attacks the church.

2) Over at SEND Network, SEBTS alum and church planter Trevor Attwood discusses how a small church develops substantial leaders.

3) The foolishness of an Ebola doctor was actually part of God’s wisdom, says Collin Garbarino at First Things.

4) Selma Wilson, President of B&H Publishing, explains the top needs of teenage girls.

5) At CT magazine, Kate Tracey with an eye-opening piece on the world’s top church-destroying countries.

6) From last weekend, but a great reminder from Mark Movsesian on how we must, somehow, help Iraq’s Christians.

7) Alan Noble, assistant professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University, asks: “Is Evangelical Morality Still Acceptable in America?” 

J.D. Greear on Engaging People Outside the Faith

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Every Thursday afternoon at Between the Times we highlight the writing of Southeastern alum, J.D. Greear, Pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durahm, North Carolina. This week J.D. offers 5 insights to engage people outside the Christian faith.

Here’s an excerpt from the post:

Jesus asked a question when he was on earth. It wasn’t, “Does this make sense?” or “Do you agree?” It was the most important question any of us would ever consider: “Who do you say that I am?” The real God comes not by clever explanations, but by divine illumination in the person of Jesus Christ. Truth did not come to us through a group of philosophers speculating idly on a hill in Athens; truth came in a God dying on a hill for us outside of Jerusalem.

You can read the whole piece here.

J.D. Greear on 8 Questions to Boost Your Productivity

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Every Thursday afternoon at Between the Times we highlight the writing of J.D. Greear, Pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durahm, North Carolina. This week J.D. blogs on productivity, part 2 of a two part series. 

Here’s an excerpt:

1. If you had a heart attack and had to work two hours per day, what would you do? This exercise is not optional. The doctor has told you that if you don’t limit your work to 2-hour days, you will die in 3 months. So what’s your plan?

You can read the entire post here.